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How Cybercriminals are using Blockchain DNS: From the Market to the Bazar
June 12, 2018

Since the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa in 2017, the cybercriminal community has been incorporating alternative technologies to improve both …

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Cybercriminal Marketplaces: Olympus Has Fallen

September 28, 2018

The Olympus cybercriminal marketplace has been caught up in another PR disaster, with the owners reportedly conducting an exit scam …

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Online Cybercrime Courses: Back to School Season

August 23, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Summer is drawing to a close and retailers are making the most of the …

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How Cybercriminals are Using Messaging Platforms

June 21, 2018

Alternative Ways Criminals Transact Online: A Moving Target Last week, the cracking forum (specialized in tools for gaining unauthorized access …

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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Rafael Amado

June 14, 2018

Organizations rely on Digital Shadows to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant …

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Market.ms: Heir to the AlphaBay and Hansa throne?

June 4, 2018

It’s almost one year since the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplace takedowns, also known as Operation Bayonet. Looking back, …

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The Other Side of the Counter: DDoS, Social Engineering, Spambots and Insider Risks to Criminal Locations

May 2, 2018

An enduring characteristic of dark web marketplaces is how frequently they’re offline, often through denial of services attacks. While marketplace …

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Cybercrime Finds a Way, the Limited Impact of AlphaBay and Hansa’s Demise

August 7, 2017

The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable blow to …

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The Future of Marketplaces: Forecasting the Decentralized Model

July 17, 2017

Last week we wrote about the disappearance of AlphaBay dark web marketplace and assessed three potential scenarios to look out …

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AlphaBay Disappears: 3 Scenarios to Look For Next

July 14, 2017

The AlphaBay dark web marketplace has been inaccessible since 05 Jul 2017. With no substantive explanation from the site’s owners, …

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